Of all the places I’ve been, Santorini has to be one of my favorites. Oia is the most idyllic Greek town you can imagine. In my short few days there, I tried to squeeze in as much time wandering around as possible. I also spent a fair amount of time by the pool because let’s be honest it was hot hot hot there.
One of my favorite things was getting up early in the morning to get a cappuccino freddo and a pastry. Cappuccino freddo is basically the only way you can get iced coffee and since it was so hot I couldn’t imagine getting a hot coffee. Early in the morning is the best time to walk around Oia and the perfect time to take photos before the tourists are awake or have made their way from the cruise ships.
The fun and also not fun part about Oia is that there are stairs to everything. You get a different view from every single turn. Another interesting thing is that you’ll walk all the way down some stairs to turn a corner and see a sign for private property. So what do you do when a gate is preventing your walk?
Just walk along the low walls or climb over someone’s roof. You have to do it for the shot.
The pedestrian walkway is full of shops and restaurants and none of them are really open until around 10. It was so quiet walking around and such a great experience to see what Santorini feels like before it really wakes up. Which ironically is just about the same time everyone in the US is going to bed.
While I was in Santorini I picked up a few small pieces of jewelry to give my mom and sister which were the perfect souvenir. One of the few shops that actually opens before 10 is a postcard shop. One of my favorite things is sending/receiving postcards. It’s such a great way to stay connected to people you care about, especially when so much of keeping up relies on the Internet. It’s also kind of exciting to think you send something to someone on the opposite side of the world and somehow it travels just as much or maybe more than you did to get to the person it’s meant for. I just think it’s so cool and it’s definitely a tradition I want to keep. So of course I popped in and wrote a few postcards to friends and family. And true to Greek style, my best friend Molly just got hers a few days ago. A mere 4-5 weeks after sending it.
The moment I found this dress I knew it was meant for my trip to Santorini. I wrote about how so many of my memories are tied to fashion here and this is definitely one of those moments. I got it on major sale and luckily it’s still on sale a few places. It’s the perfect travel dress because it barely wrinkles. I definitely recommend sizing up. The dress has some stretch to it, but the zipper is kind of unforgiving, so if you have anything bigger than an B cup consider going up a size.
I also happened to find this exact same print in a few other styles besides this dress. I think this print may be one of my favorites I’ve ever bought. I’ve included this dress from a few places and everything else in this print below. Just click on any of the pictures below and it will take you to the page to buy it.
xo – Tracy